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Stereotyping and Effort Mobilization in Older Age: The Role of Self-involvement

Czarnek, G, Kossowska, M and Richter, M (2021) Stereotyping and Effort Mobilization in Older Age: The Role of Self-involvement. In: Sedek, G, Hess, T and Touron, D, (eds.) Multiple pathways of cognitive aging: Motivational and contextual influences. Oxford University Press, pp. 105-192. ISBN 9780197554944

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This chapter presents a framework that aims at explaining stereotyping in older age. Previous studies have shown that older adults are more prone to exhibiting stereotyping and prejudice toward many social groups, compared to young adults. However, the model in this chapter suggests that these age-related increases in stereotyping might be compensated for through self-involvement and the associated effort mobilization. In particular, the chapter posits that the effortful, piecemeal analysis of incoming information that results from self-involvement leads to decreased stereotyping among older adults. The chapter provides a literature review and presents empirical studies that support the model’s hypotheses as well as discuss ideas for further research on the topic.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Psychology (from Sep 2019)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2021 09:40
Last Modified: 09 May 2024 15:49
Editors: Sedek, G, Hess, T and Touron, D
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14205
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